Flabellina pricei

(Macfarland, 1966)

Flabellina pricei
Photographed by: Walter Marti

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Opisthobranchia
Order:Nudibranchia
Suborder:Aeolidina
Family:Flabellinidae
Species:Flabellina pricei

Comment from Richard Willan on photo #18159
This nice photo shows 2 animals feeding on an athecate hydroid (Halecium sp.); one attacking the polyp and the other crawling up the stalk. What the photo does not show is the characters that diagnose this species of flabellinid aeolid – its lamellate rhinophores, or the broken line of opaque white along the sides of the body. This is a particularly pale coloured individual.

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Flabellina pricei from Washington, USA
Location: Washington, USA
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